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Autodesk Homestyler puts your ideas in 3D

May 12, 2010 |  7:12 am

Contemplating a kitchen remodel, wondering how a new sectional would fit in your living room, or simply can’t decide what color to paint the bathroom? A new Web-based program called Autodesk Homestyler might help.

“A big challenge in home remodeling is envisioning the finished product,” says Patrick Aragon, product manager of Homestyler. The free program addresses that problem by letting you drag and drop a room, adjust its dimensions, then add doors, windows, cabinets, furniture and even appliances. You can use generic furnishings or plug in specific products from Dacor, FLOR, Kohler, Corian, Merillat or Sherwin-Williams. (You can also add a pool or koi pond in the backyard using landscape features.)

Then, with one click of the mouse you can change views from a 2D plan to 3D to visualize your creation.

Homestyler was created for homeowners but also can be used by design professionals,or as a tool for a pre-design consultation, says Aragon. It “brings homeowners and professionals together instead of looking at a paper napkin."

-- Roselle Curwen

Photo credit: Autodesk Homestyler

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